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Test Engineering Manager

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24 Jul 2024

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Test Engineering Lead
Salary circa £85,000

Do you like working with the latest technology and are interested in enhancing your tech abilities? We are currently recruiting for a Test Engineering Lead with a strong test engineering background, who loves to be hands-on and gets enjoyment out of solving complex problems. If you like to challenge the status quo and think differently, we would really like you to be a part of our exciting new team.

A bit about the job:

Aviva Zero is a greenfield Personal Lines insurer headquartered in London, set with the ambition to be the best in the UK market. It will combine the pace, focus, and test and learn mentality of a start-up with the expertise , and financial backing of Aviva.

As a Test Engineering Lead , you will work with stakeholders, SME's and the rest of the Software Engineer team s , to deliver excellent and timely customer outcomes through continuous development and delivery. You will implement improvements to our test standards and practices to increase the quality and efficiency of delivery. You will take a lead on the definition and implementation of our test strategy , to help ensure continuous deployments achieve the desired customer outcomes.

Essential skills and experience we're looking for :
  • Experience in defining and implementing test strategies in the context of event driven and microservices architectures.
  • Ability to l ead engineering team s in embedding a quality first approach to development using test-driven development techniques.
  • Well-versed in modern development practices including Agile and continuous deployments, DevOps and either AWS, Azure or Google cloud.
  • Work in a collaborative environment, working through challenges with colleagues whilst having fun along the way.
  • Experience of stakeholder management including at a senior level and e xperience of people leadershipwith a passion for developing others through mentoring and coaching.

Additional Information

Our Tech Stack - (experience with all of the below is not required )
  • AWS: Lambda, ECS, Dynamo DB, S3, Event Bridge, SQS, SNS, API Gateway, VPC, Security Hub, Control Tower and Cloud Trail
  • Extra: CDK as infrastructure as Code, Snowflake, LaunchDarkly , Pagerduty
  • Programming languages: we use Go heavily along with Python and Typescript

What you'll get for this role:

Our purpose - with you today, for a better tomorrow - is a promise we make to our colleagues too. And one of the ways we live up to that promise is by investing in you. We have so much to offer when it comes to being an Aviva colleague.
  • Starting salary circa £85,000 (depending on skills, experience, and qualifications)
  • Bonus opportunity - 12% of annual salary - Actual amount depends on your performance and Aviva's
  • Generous pension scheme - Aviva will contribute up to 14%, depending on what you put in
  • 29 days holiday plus bank holidays, and you can choose to buy or sell up to 5 days
  • Make your money go further - Up to 40% discount on Aviva products, and other retailer discounts
  • Up to £1,200 of free Aviva shares per year through our Matching Share Plan and share in the success of Aviva with our Save As You Earn scheme
  • Brilliantly supportive policies including parental and carer's leave
  • Flexible benefits to suit you, including sustainability options such as cycle to work
  • Make a difference, be part of our Aviva Communities and use your 3 paid volunteering days to help others
  • We take your wellbeing seriously with lots of support and tools

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Aviva is for everyone:

We're inclusive and welcome everyone - we want applications from people with diverse backgrounds and experiences.

Excited but not sure you tick every box? Research tells us that women, particularly, feel this way. So, regardless of gender, why not apply. And if you're in a job share just apply as a pair.

We flex locations, hours and working patterns to suit our customers, business, and you. Most of our people are smart working -spending around 50% of their time in our offices every week - combining the benefits of flexibility, with time together with colleagues.

To find out more about working at Aviva take a look here

We interview every disabled applicant who meets the minimum criteria for the job. Once you've applied, please send us an email stating that you have a disclosed disability, and we'll interview you.

We'd love it if you could submit your application online. If you require an alternative method of applying, please give Matthew Drew a call on 0121 234 7664 or send an email to


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